The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 38 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.20% 3.33% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.84% 4.57% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 3
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
291 197 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 88.99% 72.96% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 257 167 138
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 17 (65.38%) Cyber Security
2 16 (61.54%) Firewall
3 14 (53.85%) Linux
3 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
4 12 (46.15%) Reverse Engineering
5 11 (42.31%) C#
5 11 (42.31%) C++
5 11 (42.31%) Java
6 10 (38.46%) CISSP
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Android
7 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
7 9 (34.62%) Java EE
7 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
7 9 (34.62%) Linux+ Certification
7 9 (34.62%) GIAC
7 9 (34.62%) Objective-C
7 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (34.62%) C
7 9 (34.62%) CCNA
7 9 (34.62%) SSCP
7 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
7 9 (34.62%) STL
7 9 (34.62%) MCSE
7 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
7 9 (34.62%) Apache Hive
7 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
7 9 (34.62%) Big Data

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (34.62%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
3 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 5 (19.23%) Internet
4 5 (19.23%) SMTP
4 5 (19.23%) HTTP
5 3 (11.54%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
1 9 (34.62%) Apache Hive
1 9 (34.62%) Big Data
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Graduate
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Malware Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) STL
1 9 (34.62%) Java EE
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
2 2 (7.69%) CSS3
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Android
2 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Cyber Security
2 12 (46.15%) Reverse Engineering
3 9 (34.62%) Coaching
3 9 (34.62%) Mobile Development
3 9 (34.62%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
3 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
4 8 (30.77%) Malware Analysis
5 6 (23.08%) Information Security
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) SIEM
7 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) OWASP
8 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Android Development
8 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
1 11 (42.31%) C++
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) C
2 9 (34.62%) Objective-C
3 7 (26.92%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) CISSP
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) MCSE
2 9 (34.62%) CCNA
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (34.62%) SSCP
2 9 (34.62%) Linux+ Certification
2 9 (34.62%) GIAC
3 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) CEH
6 1 (3.85%) CISMP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee
1 1 (3.85%) Qualys
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